Well after a slight delay for some more much needed maintenance here at the good ole drive in, we are pleased to present a very special "Karloff Kristmas". This double feature includes two of Boris' later works - the mexican miricle of weird movie making, "Snake People" as well as the 1963 Roger Corman classic of 3 day film fun, "The Terror". As always, we have included some wonderful trailers for some of the Master's other 1960's scares along with some of the usual advertisements guaranteed to bring you into our snack bar so that you can part with some of your hard earned cash!
Now on with the show!
March 4, 2012 Subject:
Thanks for posting.
Thanks for sharing this. It is great to see that someome had the hindsight and forethought to preserve the ads seen at a drive in. Sloppy Joe at the theater? If it was back in the day that would be a great name for a host to present the film. "Feast your eyes on this weeks Sloppy Joe presentation, presented by the one the only Sloppy Joe". Then you would not be limited to horror films, as "Sloppy Joe" could present any low budget film that happens to be lying around at the moment.
December 5, 2011 Subject:
"Closed in the Winter?"
Most drive-ins are closed...period.
The Drive-In movie which flourished in the 1950s and hung on into the early 90s has pretty much vanished from the American scene.
But, in it's hey-day you wouldn't see two b movies. You would see ONE b movie plus 1 a movie. Plus shorts, newsreels, cartoons, and ads for the concession stand where the popcorn was popping, the coke was ice-cold, and the sloppy joes were FANTASTIC (you can't get a quality sloppy joe these days).
As for these films...Jack Nicholson (who made three movies with Roger Corman before he became a star...THE TERROR, THE RAVEN, and, of course, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS) is good as the French officer. THE SNAKE PEOPLE I can't bring myself to sit through...not even Karloff can redeem it.
Oh...Karloff appears in the later Corman film, 1989's TRANSYLVANIA TWIST (which starred Robert Vaughn, Teri Copley, Steve Altman, and Clement George Freiherr von und zu Franckenstein---yes, his name really IS Franckenstein)through some outtakes from THE TERROR.
So-so attempt to revive another vanishing tradition..the late night monster movie on television. Sadly, infomercials pay better than old movies and what cable and satellite tv companies want is PROFIT.
December 3, 2011 Subject:
Wished there was a 'Turkey Day Double Feature', but this Christmas one is great! Too bad most Drive-Ins are closed in the winter! Keep 'em coming!